Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra

RDA Illawarra has an active and facilitative role in the Illawarra region, with a clear focus on growing a strong and confident regional economy that harnesses competitive advantages, seizes on economic opportunities and attracts investment.


Enabling infrastructure to improve connectivity and unlock investment opportunities. Our economic assets include:
• Proximity to Western Sydney
• Future Western Sydney & Illawarra Airports
• Port of Port Kembla
• Smart Cities (ICT)
• Road and Rail Corridors


Supporting development and capability of industry growth sectors from our Regional Plan. Our economic assets include:
• Shell Cove Marina
• Wollongong Harbour
• iAccelerate
• Leaders in Health & Aged Services and Advanced Manufacturing


Leveraging a collaborative regional culture and working together on innovative solutions. Our economic assets include:
• University of Wollongong
• Highly skilled workforce
• Leading Health Alliances

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    RDA Illawarra Board, its CEO and staff are neutral brokers and collaborators across all levels of government, community, business and stakeholders for the growth of the Illawarra's economy (including Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama LGAs).


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Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund is now OPEN. Applications close 5 March 2021. $200m is available, including $100m ear-marked for...

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Eddy De Gabriele reappointed as Chair of RDA Illawarra. Resulting in amazing 20 years of community service.

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Shared 29 days ago Regional Development Australia Illawarra

Building Better Regions Fund Round 5 applications open 12 January 2021 and close 5 March 2021.

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RDA Illawarra welcomes the announcement today by the NSW Government and Minister Constance to commit $21m to Mt Ousley Interchange planning ...

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